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Our Spanish football expert is backing Rayo to continue their impressive form against an Osasuna side lacking confidence

Rayo Vallecano's remarkable recent run has seen them rise from the depths of despair to outside of the relegation zone with genuine belief that they can once more avoid the drop.

The side from the Spanish capital have recorded three wins and a draw from their last four matches and with things at the bottom of the table supremely tight every point matters.

Osasuna meanwhile have found themselves drawn very much back into the battle for survival having suffered four successive defeats meaning that this evening's game is the very definition of a six-pointer.

The side from Pamplona are priced at 7/2 (4.50) with bet365 to record their fourth away win of the season but there is little to suggest that Javi Gracia's team can stop their slump, not least because their opponents have got their tails up.

Indeed Rayo have played some excellent football of late and are scoring goals freely, something they struggled to do earlier on in the season.

Defensively too Paco Jemez's side have tightened up, conceding considerably fewer goals than they were a couple of months ago.

All this therefore makes the price of 5/6 (1.83) for a home win tonight just about big enough for us to consider for investment.

Sensible pricing along with a big campaign from the club to fill the stadium for the game means there  should be a great atmosphere in the Estadio Vallecas and the tight, compact ground should be able to help Rayo to another win.

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Rayo Vallecano to win at 5/6 (1.83) for 2.5pts with bet365

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